I feel like deep imbalances can occur when we overly-identify with our bright side and deny our shadow.
I recently had a conversation with a friend. She – unlike my parents who have said something like this to me for years – was finally able to get through to me an idea that I have never before been able to truly take in. It’s about comparison. She pointed out to me how much of my life I spend evaluating others – and by extension, myself.
You can’t love someone for their potential. You can only love them for who they are right now.